BST Wins Maintenance Contract in China
The Bombardier joint venture BST has won a maintenance contract for 656 high-speed train cars in China, to be completed by the end of 2020.
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Siemens have been offered a contract to supply Hungary with their signalling and control technology. The contract is to equip two sections of the line between Budapest suburb of Ferencvros and the small eastern town of Gyoma with Siemens Level 2 ETCS (European Train Control System). The third section to be fitted with the same system runs west from Ferencvros to Szkesfehrvr. The total of this contract is around 60 million. It was awarded by Hungary’s state infrastructure development company (Nemezeti Infrastruktra Fejleszt_ Zrt.), and commissioning of all three sections is scheduled to take place at the end of 2015.
The rail automation division of Siemens will supply the automatic train protection system Trainguard 200 for ETCS Level 2 for around 200 track kilometers. With Level 2 almost all information is transmitted to the vehicle from the Radio Block Center (RBC) using Euroradio. Information can also be sent from train to track and can be exchanged at any time, even when the train is stationary. Engine drivers using ETCS Level 2 receive instructions directly on a display in the driver’s cab, which means that there are no longer any signals on the open track.
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